alright guys. Thanks for the replies until now, but i'm gonna need some more help. I have a HUGE problem.
Basically, i decided to give vista a shot. Today, the built-in microsoft games (ex. chess) stopped working. I decided to uninstall and re-install them by going to control panel --> program features --> "Turn windows features off or on."
Long story short, anything in my Control Panel with a security/update shield beside it led to a black blank screen, with only the cursor on it. the laptop wasn't making any noise, so it wasn't trying to load anything. The only way out was to hit 'escape.'
i guess i went to this screen one too many times, because the last time i tried it, even the escape button did nothing. ctrl alt delete did nothing. There was nothing to do but turn the laptop off, so i did. And now...it wont turn back on. The power light turns on, and i hear normal noise coming from the system, but the screen doesnt turn on AT ALL.
EDIT: The power light is on, and the light that indicates it hard-drive is being accessed stays on for a bit, then turns off, and the battery indicator is also off completely (its fully charged though). I also noticed a very low noise, but im not sure if it was there before.
EDIT: I plugged my desktop's monitor into the laptop. Nothing comes up on the screen, so the problem isn't the screen.
Edited by StEvE21, 02 August 2007 - 06:35 PM.